Sporting Digest: Tennis

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RICHARD FROMBERG has won a place in Australia's team for next month's Davis Cup final against Germany in preference to Jason Stoltenberg. Fromberg, who won both his singles matches in the quarter-final against Italy, had been recalled for the contest in Dusseldorf from 3 to 5 December which will be played on clay, his favourite surface. Fromberg will join the United States Open semi-finalist, Wally Masur, Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge. The German side will be Michael Stich, the world No 2, Marc Goellner, Patrik Kuhnen and Carl-Uwe Steeb.

MARY JOE FERNANDEZ is to partner John McEnroe in the American team for the Hopman Cup mixed team tournament, starting on New Year's Eve in Perth.

EUROPEAN WOMEN'S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (Starting today in Sheffield): (Today): Netherlands v Great Britain (Clare Wood, Mandy Wainwright, Valda Lake and Shirli-Ann Siddall); Italy v Sweden. (Thursday): Germany v Belgium; Czech Republic v Switzerland.

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